UPDATE: Chicago R&B singer Jeremih has officially been released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Friday (Dec. 4) after a long battle with COVID-19.
ABC 7 Chicago, reports that Jeremih walked out of the hospital with his mother by his side on Friday evening.
“First and foremost I would like to thank God and the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Hospital for saving my life. I will be forever grateful. I would also like to thank my family and friends for all their prayers and well wishes. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude,” Jeremih said in a statement to the news outlet.
The rapper gave a special shoutout to Chance The Rapper, 50 Cent and Diddy for their unwavering love and support.
“I'm getting stronger everyday, and look forward to spending time with my sons. I would also like to thank all my fans, and people all over the world who have prayed for me.”
On Thursday (Dec. 3), Chance updated Jeremih’s fans in a series of tweets saying that he had spoken to the “Don’t Tell ‘Em” singer “for the first time in almost a month.” And that he was scheduled to be released from the hospital later this week.
“I am filled with praise right,” Chance wrote on Twitter. “We give all glory to the father in Jesus name.”
“Thank you to the medical staff at northwestern and thank you to everyone who held him up in prayer even when it seemed so grim,” Chance continued. “We are a testimony.”
BET previously reported on the TMZ news report of Jeremih’s COVID diagnosis in mid-November where he was placed on a ventilator and admitted to the ICU. 50 Cent, Chance the Rapper and producer Hitmaka, were just a few artists that sent out prayers on social media the R&B singer.
In a statement published to Variety on Nov. 19, Jeremih’s agent reported that he was taken off the ventilator, but he was still considered to be in critical condition and would remain in the ICU. On Nov. 21, the R&B singer’s family confirmed that was successfully transferred out of ICU and released a statement about his road to recovery.
"He will spend the rest of his recovery time in a regular hospital room," they said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "The true healing begins. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes."
For the latest on the coronavirus, check out BET’s blog on the virus, and contact your local health department or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
(Photo courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago)